Proposed Telus cellphone tower creates fear in residents

NANAIMO, BC - The proposal for a 43-metre cellular phone tower on Hammond Bay Road has sparked concern for some area residents, who fear their property values will drop because of the structure. The issue also opened debate about the health risks that some people say come with this type of technology. Vancouver East MP Libby Davies wants the federal government to take more of an active role in determining where the towers are installed. Her private members bill that should be introduced into the House of Commons this year, outlines why municipalities should be far more involved in the process. "I'm not saying they should be banned, but there should be full disclosure about their locations," said MP Libby Davies "It should also be mandatory that municipal governments be involved in where these towers are located".